Friday, March 2, 2018

Night Sky Painting Series - Under the Big dipper III

This night sky painting is the third in my "Under the Big Dipper" night sky series that I
started later last year. The first three of these paintings have already been sold into
private collections and the fourth one is currently available for sale.   I love how out in
the flat Midwestern country side, one can see for miles around and the big open night
time sky, full of stars at night.  I have painted these pieces with an iconic old red
and simple farmhouses, for the scenes that I enjoy painting so.   

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Under the Big Dipper II Night Sky Painting

I have been working on a series of big dipper, night sky paintings and am currently working on IV right now.  The first three paintings in this series have already been sold.  Under the big Dipper II is shown below and I will be posting the next two of this series soon. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

White Barn and Patchwork Fields

The mid to late summer fields often make me think of an old patchwork quilt, when the wheat and oats ripen to a golden color among the green of the corn and soybeans, here in the Midwestern Heartland.   The purple of the sky makes me think of the old quilt top that my great grandmother had made and I found in my grandfathers trunk years ago and the white barn of my other grandfathers farm.  The canvas wrapped sides of this piece are painted to match, so that no framing is needed!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Red Barn Painting in the Field Rows

Among the Field Rows 

I painted this scene of an overcast day in the country, when the crop rows in the fields are starting to fill in, and the air is heavy before a summer rain shower. The field rows lead back to an iconic red barn.

12 x 12" on stretched canvas.   

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Old Country Schoolhouse Painting

The Old Country Schoolhouse

The idea for this painting comes from old rural schoolhouses that once dotted the back roads of America.  One can still find a few of them, usually at country road intersections, and often turned into small country homes.  I painted this old school house in a quiet field of poppies. The painting continues around the edges of the gallery-wrapped canvas. It is wired and ready to hang.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Farm Portrait Painting of an Old Red Barn and White Farmhouse

This is a farm portrait that I was commissioned to paint recently.  This client wanted a simple scene of this lovely old Iowa farm, with its iconic old red barn and traditional foursquare style farmhouse.  They decided on including the large central tree that the drive runs around between the barn and farmhouse, under a blue summer sky full of  white clouds.  

Below are images of the rough sketch and a few views of the painting in progress.  

The painting is almost done at this point.